"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Meetings in 2019 Our first indoor meeting of 2019 will take place on Thursday 28th February, when Dr Paul Hope will be describing his research on the Natterer's bats hibernating in the Greywell disused canal tunnel. Then on Thursday 28th March, Connie Tremlett will be telling us about her research into pollinating bats in Mexico. After that we will be holding our AGM on Tuesday 23rd April and Nick Tomlinson will be our speaker. All these meetings will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments served from 7 pm.
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 08:12 by N K
  • Christmas Social Meeting The Christmas Social meeting of the Hampshire Bat Group will take place on Thursday 13th December. All our members are very welcome. Attractions will include our bat crafts, a quiz, a raffle, food and drink. This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments available from 7 pm.
    Posted 26 Nov 2018, 08:33 by N K
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